Press coverage: Thyngs helps Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal increase mobile donations

Press coverage: Thyngs helps Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal increase mobile donations

Proudly supporting Royal British Legion 

If you’ve read our most recent blog post, you’ll know that Thyngs are proudly supporting the Royal British Legion’s 2016 Poppy Appeal.

We’ve partnered with Worldpay to enable mobile donations at a number of RBS branches across the UK, including our local branch of NatWest on London Street, Norwich. If you don’t have any cash, all you need to do is tap the donation tin and poppy tray with your mobile to donate to the Royal Britsh Legion.

Since we set up the thyngs-powered donation points last week, the story has been covered by a number of regional, charity, and tech publications.

Norwich’s local paper, the Eastern Daily Press, popped into the London Street branch in the city to check out the Thyngs tech.

Tech journalist, Doug Faulkner, said: “Steeped in tradition, the Poppy Appeal has been around for the best part of a century, raising funds in memory of fallen soldiers. But as we move towards a cashless society, rattling tins on the street may not be as effective as it once was. That’s why an East Anglian businessman has created a contactless donation system in partnership with the Royal British Legion.” 

Charity publications, Charity Digital News, and UK Fundraising focussed on how the Thyngs tech could benefit charities by making it easier for people to donate without cash.

Tech publication, NFC World, focussed on the tech used by Thyngs, and partners Worldpay.